Award-winning artist and journalist | Author of Brothers of the Gun
Beauty is survival, not distraction—a way of fighting, a reason to fight.
A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.
Award-winning artist and journalist | Author of Brothers of the Gun
Beauty is survival, not distraction—a way of fighting, a reason to fight.
Founder and CEO of Flikshop | Justice Reform Advocate | TED Speaker
How can we leverage personal challenges into positive social change?
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist | Author of Invisible Child
We need to address the deep historical roots of poverty, racism and equality.
Acclaimed author of The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid, Perfidia, and This Storm
Through crime fiction, we can see the bright truth in our dark secrets.
One of the most celebrated writers of our time
What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.
Bestselling author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters | Journalist
In times of great challenge, search for meaning, not happiness.
Bestselling author of The Unwinding and Last Best Hope | The Atlantic staff writer
The passion for equality is the "hidden code" that will drive us toward a unified America.
World-renowned photographer | Winner of the TED Prize
Photographs are the reflecting pools of our time.
Host of Plain English | Bestselling author of Hit Makers | Staff writer at The Atlantic
The winners of the market are those who can capture attention in an age of distraction.
Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University | Faculty Director of Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative | Author of Edge
Are you looking for an edge to help you succeed? Guess what—you've already got one.
Human and Planetary Health Fellow at Stanford | Author of Generation Dread
Wrestling through our climate change anxiety is the first step towards saving our planet—and ourselves.
Punk rock legend in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame | Author of Just Kids and Year of the Monkey | Winner of the National Book Award
The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.
Neuroscientist and Author of Portraits of the Mind
By looking, literally, inside the human brain, we can start to understand why we do what we do.
One of America's leading public intellectuals | President of the American Academy of Arts & Letters
Honor and shame can be used to change the world for the better.
Author of Juliet Takes a Breath and the Marvel comic series America
Living a revolutionary life starts with joy.
Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman School of Management | Author of The 360° Corporation
Corporate social responsibility is our generation’s biggest innovation challenge.
Director of MIT’s Space Enabled Research Lab | Assistant Prof. of Media Arts and Sciences
Space technology is imperative for sustainable development on Earth—and for the benefit of all.
Former Member of the Westboro Baptist Church | Author of Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
We must extend empathy and compassion to the people who show us hostility and contempt.
Legendary writer and cultural icon | Author of The House of the Spirits
Write what should not be forgotten.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Strange Planet
The road to creativity is right beneath our feet—we just need to learn how to walk it.
Author of Palaces for the People and Going Solo
The future of democratic societies rests on shared values, and the social infrastructure to support them.
New York Times bestselling author of Drunk Tank Pink, Irresistible, and Anatomy of a Breakthrough
Many of the barriers you're facing are subjective. You can get unstuck—and unlock radical creativity, innovation, and teamwork.
New York Times bestselling author of Without You, There Is No Us, Expert on North Korea
What can we learn from totalitarian regimes? And how can we connect with their human victims?
Founder of theBoardlist | Former president of StubHub | CEO OF XERO | Author of Choose Possibility
In a volatile world, our biggest opportunity lies in revolutionizing our relationship with risk.
Psychotherapist | New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Revealing the truth of who we are is the glue that binds us together.
Novelist and Culture Writer | Author of The Next Civil War
ChatGPT is blurring the line between human and machine—which means uniquely human creativity is more important now than ever before.
Bestselling Author Of Animal Madness and What Looks Like Bravery | Director Of Writing and Storytelling At The Stanford School of Medicine
Telling our own stories has the power to combat burnout and bring us together in community.
New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots and Rule of the Robots
To adapt to machine learning, we'll need to come up with unprecedented solutions.
Editor of The Black Agenda | Co-founder of The Sadie Collective | SPEAKER ON DIVERSITY AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
The diversity problem in academic and corporate settings doesn’t just affect minorities—it affects us all.
Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Leadership LAB | Deep canvassing pioneer | Community and political activist
There is a method to reducing prejudice. 15,000 conversations showed us how.
New Yorker Staff Writer | Columbia Journalism School Dean | Speaker on race, history, politics and culture in America
In the fight for racial justice, we must face the past to forge a better future.
Assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management | Speaker on Grit
Few of us are born with unwavering grittiness. Thankfully, grit can be built in anyone, at any time.
Renowned Cultural Critic | Author of Ten Books, Including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
The goal of being alive is to figure out what it means to be alive.
Civil rights legend who helped desegregate public schools
When we challenge what we know to be morally wrong, we grow as a society.
Author of New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us
Racism has a cost for everyone—but there are ways we can prosper together.
Author of Grit, the #1 New York Times bestseller | Pioneering researcher on grit, perseverance, and the science of success
Grit, more than talent, IQ, looks, or wealth, is a powerful indicator of success.
Author of The Great Experiment and The People vs. Democracy | Contributing Editor at The Atlantic | Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins
Protecting democracy is our greatest challenge—diversity is our best hope.
New York Times bestselling author of Charged | New York Times Magazine staff writer | Political Gabfest co-host
Justice in America is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to forge a better, fairer future.
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AND NEURAL SCIENCE AT NYU | AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF The Power of Us
We gain so much more from working together than apart.
Author of The Battle For Your Brain | Legal scholar & ethicist | Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Technology is converging with our bodies, even our minds. What are the dilemmas and opportunities?
Two-time Booker Prize-Winning Author of over 50 Books, Including The Handmaid’s Tale and its Recordbreaking Sequel,The Testaments
A master of speculative fiction proves that literature can show us our future—if we look.
Director of MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative
Making STEM fields inclusive is about maximizing human creativity and building a better world.
CEO of Historica Canada | Former Editor-in-Chief at MacLean's
To find out how to best move towards the future, we must look to the past.
Physician | Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University | Award-winning author of Dying of Whiteness
Gun violence is a symptom of our nation's unresolved conflicts. We need to step back and think of the broader questions if we want to build a better, healthier world.
EXPERT ON COVID-19 AND THE SPREAD OF GLOBAL PANDEMICS | FOUNDER OF METABIOTA RISK MANAGEMENT
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone. Here’s what you need to know, and what’s next.
Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School | Co-Host of Some of My Best Friends Are | Author of The Condemnation of Blackness
There is a gap between our aspiration for racial equity and our actualization of it.
Internationally bestselling author of On Fire, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo
The climate crisis isn't only fighting for a greener planet—it's fighting for our lives.
New York Times bestselling author of The Inequality Machine
The power of higher education to change a student's life is strongly linked to their socioeconomic status.
One of the world’s foremost neuroscientists | Host of PBS’s The Brain | Scientific Advisor for HBO’s Westworld
Smart companies care deeply about creativity—the quality that makes us uniquely human.
An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader
Give people the tools they need, treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds.
Award-winning photographer | Associate professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago | MacArthur Genius
Art is a weapon. Photos can change society—our view of ourselves and our communities.
WORLD-RENOWNED THINKER | Bestselling Author of Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, and Survival of the Richest
We can be fully human in a world of technology.
Urban space artist behind the "Before I Die" walls
With powerful public art, we can engage communities in real conversations.
National Correspondent for The Atlantic | National Book Award Winner | Co-Author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
To fight false narratives and hyperbole, we must meet people where they live. Literally.
The first Latina in space | Former NASA Director
Astronaut, inventor, and NASA director, inspiring young people from every background to aim for the stars.
Author of Rage Becomes Her | Award-winning journalist | Co-Founder and Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project
Our emotions aren't weaknesses. They're tools that we can use for greater personal and organizational success.
Online News Director, The New Yorker | Two-Time Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Our political dynamic—toxic, dispiriting, polarized—is increasingly dangerous, but can be reversed.
Prof. of Social Psychology & Organizational Behavior at Stanford | Director of the Polarization and Social Change Lab
Trying to get someone to see your side? Start by connecting it to their underlying moral values.
Author of Hidden Figures: the #1 New York Times bestseller and hit film
A greater diversity of voices in science, in the STEM fields, is key to the future of American innovation.
Empathy expert | Author of The War for Kindness | Director of Stanford's Social Neuroscience Lab
Our empathy is a vital tool for workplace success—one that we can all strengthen through practice.
Author of New York Times Bestseller Building a Better Teacher
Teaching isn’t an innate quality—it’s a skill that can be taught and nurtured.
CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone | TED Senior Fellow
How to revolutionize an industry, one cell at a time.
Founder of Doctors Without Borders, Canada
We live in a borderless world. Follow what you love—there is a world waiting for you out there.
Activist | Founder & CEO of The North Star | Author of Make Change
If you've ever wondered what you would do if you were alive in the Civil Rights Movement, now is the time to find out.
FAMED ECONOMIST AND POLITICAL SCIENTIST | Co-author of Why Nations Fail
A nation's prosperity relies on its institutions: the more inclusive, the better.
Award-winning filmmaker | Director of TikTok, Boom. and Coded Bias | TED Fellow
A digital world comes with digital dangers—here’s how to protect ourselves and our rights.
New York Times bestselling author of Hate, Inc., Insane Clown President and The Divide | Rolling Stone Writer
We can counter the spread of misinformation in a post-truth era—if we’re smart about it.
Leadership Speaker, Educator, and Father of NHL Star P.K. Subban | Author of How We Did It
Dreaming big won’t help you if you don’t have the values, dedication, and hard work to back it up.
2018 MacArthur Fellow | Award-Winning Painter and Sculptor
Art isn’t about making pretty pictures. Images should be as challenging as the issues we face.
One of the World’s Most Respected Military Heroes
The true mark of leadership is not how we handle the good times, but how we manage the bad.
Award-winning author of Black Food | James Beard Leadership Award Winner | Founder of 4 Color Books
We need to open a transparent dialogue about food insecurity, structural racism, and poverty.
Director of Queen of Katwe, Salaam Bombay!, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Every film is a political act; it’s how you see the world.
Former National Security Official | Former Facebook Elections Integrity Head | Berggruen Institute Future of Democracy Fellow | Anti-Defamation League VP
We can—and must—realign technology to better serve democracy.
World Renowned Expert on Innovation | Former Chief Disruptor at Autodesk | Author of The Future of Making
An era of continuous disruption is changing, forever, how we design, manufacture, and consume.
Olympian, Activist, and Speaker on Indigenous Health and Reconciliation
Your struggle is your motivation in disguise.
Expert in the psychology of persistence | Assistant professor of developmental psychology at University of Texas, Austin
We can foster the motivation needed to be lifelong learners, at school, at work, and in life.
Legendary human rights activist
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Concrete Rose and The Hate U Give
Young Black people need stories about how their dreams, voices, and lives matter. How do we tell those stories?
Award-winning photojournalist | TED Senior Fellow
We need to bring the other’s side into focus to recognize our shared humanity.
Expert On International Trade Policy and Law | Renowned International Trade Policy Professor
Trade affects every company—But few companies understand its full implications for their business.
Co-author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America
Firsthand stories of America’s strength, ingenuity and grassroots growth.
Co-Founder of Kiva, the microlending site, and Author of Clay Water Brick
The connection between two individuals is a powerful agent for social change.
New York Times bestselling author of Breath
The key to leading happier, healthier lives? Better breathing.
Assistant professor of education at Harvard University | Author of The Privileged Poor
Poverty and equality shape not just how students get to college, but how they make it through.
National Correspondent for The Atlantic | Author of The Way of the Strangers
What does ISIS want? What’s it going to do next? And how do we stop it?
Founder and CEO of Tala
Radical trust is the currency driving the future of our financial institutions.
One of the world's top public intellectuals | Author of Rationality: WHAT IT IS, WHY IT SEEMS SCARCE, WHY IT MATTERS and Enlightenment Now | Harvard Professor
The world is getting better, not worse. The Enlightenment ideals of reason and science are a major reason why.
TED Diversity Speaker | Author of Go Back to Where You Came From | Daily Beast Columnist
When we share our stories, we create an inclusive world—and build a multicultural coalition of the willing.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and Upheaval
Nations and individuals share the same techniques to survive a crisis—and thrive beyond it.
New Yorker Writer | Author of Antisocial
Social media is what we make it—here’s how we can use it to create a kinder, more imaginative world.
Wharton Professor | Choiceology podcast host | Bestselling author of How to Change
The world has changed overnight. Learn the science-based blueprint for how to change with it.
AWARD-WINNING EXPERT ON SELF-LEADERSHIP, MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE CONSCIOUS MIND | Bestselling Author of Chatter
Leading others starts with leading yourself. You can turn your inner voice from your worst critic into your best coach.
Oscar-Winning Director of BlacKkKlansman, Do the Right Thing, and When the Levees Broke
Film plays a central role in illuminating modern issues of race and representation.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy
All children deserve access to a free, world-class education.
Social Historian, Cultural Critic & Community Organizer | Author of We Gon’ Be Alright and Can't Stop Won't Stop
Real solidarity and racial justice begins when we bring community into everything we do.
Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard | Author of Black Paper | Former Photography Critic for NYT Magazine
This is a time for protest and activism, but it is also a time for subtlety, ambiguity and complexity.
Author of The End of Bias | Award-winning science and culture journalist
Bias is getting in the way of the fair and equitable world we want to have—but we can do something about it.
New York Times bestselling author of The Flag, The Cross, and the Station Wagon, Falter, and The End of Nature | Founder of 350.org and Third Act
The one thing that needs to be bigger than climate change is our movement to stop it.
Historian and author of Bring the War Home | Co-editor of A Field Guide to White Supremacy
We must face the white supremacist violence of our past, present, and future.
Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer | Author of Emotion by Design
Great brands don’t simply reach customers: they create real emotional bonds with them.
Host of The Rick Mercer Report for 15 years | Author of Talking to Canadians and Rick Mercer Final Report | WINNER OF THE STEPHEN LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR
Canada is a nation worth loving—and ranting about.
Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project | Executive Producer of The 1619 Project Hulu Docuseries | MacArthur Genius
There isn’t a beat you can cover in America—education, housing—where race is not a factor.
Cognitive neuroscientist | Host of PBS Nova's Your Brain
You are your brain, but you also have the power to shape it—and yourself.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and God: A Human History | Executive Producer of United States of Al
To stop white nationalism, we must fight the fear that feeds it.
Positive psychologist | Instructor of NYU’S “The Science of Happiness”
Want to thrive in your career? Create your own definition of success—based on happiness.
Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself | Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
Self-compassion isn’t just hearts and flowers—it’s an empirically proven practice.
CEO & co-founder of XLabs and Ribo | One of Forbes's 30 Women in AI to Watch | Quantum computing expert
AI offers us a whole new world of possibility: one which can help us land our moonshots and make our most ambitious dreams a reality.
Acclaimed Writer & Director of Rafiki | Co-Founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM
Embracing joy is an act of resistance, power, and creativity.
Social justice comedian | Director of The Muslims Are Coming! | Author of How to Make White People Laugh
We can dispel Islamophobia—and other forms of hatred—through jokes.
Cognitive Scientist | Expert in the Fields of Language and Cognition
How do humans get so smart? Language: it shapes our minds and the world around us.
Chair of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell | Award-winning author of Sick Souls, Healthy Minds
It takes conscious, consistent, and creative effort to make a life worth living.
Evolutionary Biologist | Author | Founder of Tangled Bank Studios | Executive Producer of Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning Documentaries
The science that surrounds us is the story of our world. When we understand it, we can better understand ourselves.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of On Juneteenth | Harvard professor | MacArthur Genius
Telling the essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s profound importance to American history.
MICROSOFT VP OF DESIGN AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | Author of How to Speak Machine
Information is expanding—if we want to use it correctly, we need to represent it visually.
Anti-ageism activist | Author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
Ageism is prejudice against our future selves. What if we were free of it?
Founder of Street Symphony | 2018 MacArthur Genius | TED Senior Fellow
Music speaks to people—touches people—in ways words alone cannot.
Psychologist and Author of The Village Effect and The Sexual Paradox
Even in our digital world, human connection is the key to learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.
CEO of Phylagen, Inc. | TED Senior Fellow
An unlikely ally in fairness—the microbiome—may hold the key to a more transparent business world.
Author of Living in Data | Former Library of Congress Innovator in Residence | Former NYT Data Artist-in-Residence
The future of data is about to be written—and it’s up to us to imagine a more just data democracy.
Bestselling author of The Uninhabitable Earth | New York Times columnist
The most important driver of climate change is human action. We have our hands on those levers.
Civil Rights Attorney | Award-winning author of Black Was the Ink | Former civil rights attorney at the US Department of Justice
To achieve racial justice today, look to the unsung heroes of American history.
Professor | Author of Atlas of AI | Leading scholar of AI and society
We’re at a critical crossroads in the spread of AI. We can use it to oppress and exploit, or we can chart a course towards a more just and sustainable future.
AWARD-WINNING TOY DESIGNER OF THE WORLD-RENOWNED RIGAMAJIG | FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AT TOY COMPANY HEROES WILL RISE
Play encourages curiosity, collaboration, and creativity—for kids and adults alike.
Expert in behavioral decision-making | Author of Happier Hour | UCLA professor
When we treat our time as a precious resource, we gain purpose, motivation, and happier lives.
New York Times Bestselling Author Of All Boys Aren’t Blue & We Are Not Broken | Emmy Nominee | LGBTQIA+ Activist
Stories of queer identity and Black joy have the power to educate us on diversity, inspire social justice activism, and build community.
Author of instant New York Times bestseller Secret City | Tablet Magazine columnist | Award-winning journalist
The unsung gay heroes who quietly revolutionized society prove that ordinary people can make extraordinary change.
Bestselling author of Future Tense | Clinical psychologist and researcher | Digital health technology entrepreneur
Anxiety may feel bad, but it’s actually good for us—and for our productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.
THEORETICAL PHYSICIST AND NOVELIST | INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EINSTEIN'S DREAMS
How can we merge the arts and sciences to better understand humanity?
Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Stay True | New Yorker staff writer | CBS Sunday Morning contributor
Telling our own stories enlarges the circumference of our imaginations.
ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS IN THE WORLD TODAY
People want to be glued to the page. Tell them a story they won't want to put down.
AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST AND #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EMPTY PLANET
Contrary to popular belief, the world’s population is shrinking, not growing—and we need to prepare.
AUTHOR OF BLURRED LINES: RETHINKING SEX, POWER AND CONSENT ON CAMPUS
When we talk about sex, consent, and the college experience—and we must—how do we create an open, practical dialogue?
AUTHOR OF BLACK HOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE AND BLACK HOLE BLUES AND OTHER SONGS FROM OUTER SPACE
Mysterious, beautiful, exciting—the cosmos offers us insight into the very nature of reality itself.
Leading Expert on Adolescence and the Parent-Child Relationship | Award-Winning Psychologist | Author of You and Your Adult Child
Being the parent of an adult child is more complicated than ever. But you can learn and adapt—and grow with your child.
Creator of The Wall Street Global Political Risk Index
To lead in a rapidly evolving world, we must embrace geopolitical risks and opportunities.
County Public Health Director | Author of Healing Politics and Medicare for All | Host of America Dissected
A great leader needs to find their unifying story—one that explains who they are to three key stakeholders: themselves, their team, and their future allies.